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Airgas USA, LLC

Phone: (650) 873-9120 Fax: (650) 873-1535 220 S Linden Ave, South San Francisco, CA 94080

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This company offers welding equipment and industrial and
medical gases.

BBB Accreditation

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Reason for Rating

BBB rating is based on 13 factors. Get the details about the factors considered.

Factors that lowered the rating for Airgas USA, LLC include:

  • Failure to respond to 1 complaint(s) filed against business

Factors that raised the rating for Airgas USA, LLC include:

  • Length of time business has been operating
  • Complaint volume filed with BBB for business of this size

Customer Complaints Summary Read complaint details

1 complaint closed with BBB in last 3 years | 0 closed in last 12 months
Complaint Type Total Closed Complaints
Advertising/Sales Issues 1
Billing/Collection Issues 0
Delivery Issues 0
Guarantee/Warranty Issues 0
Problems with Product/Service 0
Total Closed Complaints 1

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

0 Customer Reviews on Airgas USA, LLC
Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 0
Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 0
Total Customer Reviews 0

Additional Information

BBB file opened: July 28, 1997 Business started: 01/01/1980 Business started locally: 01/01/1980
Type of Entity

Sole Proprietorship

Business Management
Mr. Charles Earnest, Branch Manager Mr. Doug Olsen, Vice President
Contact Information
Principal: Mr. Charles Earnest, Branch Manager
Customer Contact: Mr. Doug Olsen, Vice President
Number of Employees


Business Category

Welding Equipment & Supplies

Alternate Business Names
County Welding & Industrial Supply Company

Additional Locations


    220 S Linden Ave

    South San Francisco, CA 94080 (650) 873-9120


BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Overview

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Customer Review Experience Value
Positive Review 5 points per review
Neutral Review 3 points per review
Negative Review 1 point per review

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BBB Letter Grade Scale

BBB Rating Value
A+ 5
A 4.66
A- 4.33
B+ 4
B 3.66
B- 3.33
C+ 3
C 2.66
C- 2.33
D+ 2
D 1.66
D- 1.33
F 1
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Star Rating scale

  Average Score
5 stars 5.00
4.5 stars 4.50-4.99
4 stars 4.00-4.49
3.5 stars 3.50-3.99
3 stars 3.00-3.49
2.5 stars 2.50-2.99
2 stars 2.00-2.49
1.5 stars 1.50-1.99
1 star 0-1.49

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Complaint Detail(s)

6/27/2014 Advertising/Sales Issues | Read Complaint Details

Additional Notes

Complaint: Repeated requests for an invoice are not responded to. Voicemails and emails not returned. The State cannot authorize payment w/o an invoice. I keep receiving statements regarding overdue invoice XXXXXXXXXX. Each statement lists a different contact name and phone/email. 1)3/31/XX XXX-XXX-XXXX ********* ************ ************** 3)4/30/XX XXX-XXX-XXXX ********* ************ ************** Each time I call/email and request this invoice, I do not receive any response. I also tried calling the main number and the customer service person I spoke with informed me that the invoice number listed on the statement was not a valid invoice number and she couldn't help me. The State of Alaska has protocols and requirements for payment. We cannot authorize a payment without a valid invoice listing the item/service, a PO or SR number, or name of the person who made the purchase. This is not a difficult or extraordinary requirement and request. I am extremely troubled that all my efforts to pay this vendor are not being responded to. Payment is what is being requested with every statement. I also am very unhappy at the amount of time I have had to spend trying to receive the information I require to get this vendor paid. If this is a valid charge then it shouldn't be any trouble at all to provide a copy of the invoice. So why can Airgas USA LLC ** *** **** ********* ** XXXXX-XXXX not provide me with the invoice? At the very least one of the half-dozen voicemails and emails should have been responded to.

Desired Settlement: I would like invoice XXXXXXXXXX dated 01/15/14 to be provided to ********* International Airport, **** ******* **** ***** ** ********** ** XXXXX. I also would like the name, phone, and email of a contact person at Airgas who is capable and willing to respond to requests for documentation. If this is too much to ask for (which based on history seems to be the case) then I want this invoice refunded.

Customer Review(s)

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Customer Reviews Summary

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